Let's face it. Your brain needs fat to function. Nuts are high in calcium, folic acid, magnesium, potassium, vitamin E, and fiber. It does contain fat, but 50 to 80 % of their fat is monounsaturated (the "good" fat that helps reduce bad cholesterol.)
Nuts makes a wonderful snack - a handful is enough per day. However, I must admit that some of the nuts can be difficult to eat as they are, so here is a suggestion of nut mix.
I used to share this mixed nuts with my wonderful friend who used to sit next to me. Instead of having a candy bar for our tea/coffee break, we had a handful of nuts each! I use mostly raw nuts, except peanut (roasted and salted peanuts are easier to find.) It contains enough salt for the rest of nut mix!
250 g/2 cup roasted, salted peanuts
150 g/1,5 cup raw almond
200 g/ 2 cup raw cashew nuts
75 g/1 cup shelled walnuts
50 g/1/2 cup dried cranberry (tranebær) - this can be replaced by raisins
65 g/3/4 cup dried Goji berry - Despite the nutritious value, this berry is quite bitter as they are, so it's easier to eat with other nuts!
60 g/1/2 cup raw pumpkin seed
1) Heat up oven at 170 C degrees with fan
2) On a baking sheet, mix almond and cashew nuts.
3) Bake in the oven ca 10 minutes. Let them cool.
4) Place pumpkin seed on a frying pan without oil.
5) Roast pumpkin seed with medium heat, shake the pan constantly.
6) After a while, pumpkin seed gets shiny with its own oil, gives you a nice roast aroma, and start hearing small cracking sound. When that happens, you know it's done. Let them cool.
7) Mix everything in a large bowl. Store them in airtight container.